Restoring Monitor’s turret

The inset photo shows current restoration of the Monitor’s turret which can be explored further via live Webcam here for a few more weeks—before it goes back in a chemical bath for years. Still more.

The Monitor figures in the novel via Fort Sanders defender Sergeant Timothy Chase of the Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts. The fictional Chase saw the Monitor’s historic battle in Hampton Roads and ever after liked to dramatize the tale for anyone who would listen.

Via Dead Confederates.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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